Cara McGourty

Associate

New York
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Cara McGourty focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, including securities litigation and contract disputes.

Select Experience

  • Member of the BakerHostetler team serving as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, an unprecedented recovery effort involving hundreds of actions.
  • Represented an international defense contractor in a securities fraud class action. Participated in all aspects of discovery, including witness interviews, depositions, discovery disputes and summary judgment briefing. Settlement was obtained in favor of the client.
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Experience

  • Member of the BakerHostetler team serving as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, an unprecedented recovery effort involving hundreds of actions.
  • Represented an international defense contractor in a securities fraud class action. Participated in all aspects of discovery, including witness interviews, depositions, discovery disputes and summary judgment briefing. Settlement was obtained in favor of the client.
  • Involved in the defense of a securities class action on behalf of an international pharmaceutical company. Participated in successful briefing of discovery disputes.
  • Represented an international insurance company in a dispute with a former executive over employment contract provisions relating to termination and profit distributions.

Recognitions

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2014 to 2016)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association

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Pro Bono

  • Petitioned for and obtained asylum on behalf of a woman who, on the basis of political and social beliefs, suffered persecution, including torture and kidnapping. Received a pro bono award for work on this matter.
  • Petitioned for Combat-Related Special Compensation on behalf of a veteran suffering from significant injuries he sustained in Iraq, including post-traumatic stress disorder.

Services

Prior Positions

  • DLA Piper: Associate (2010 to 2013)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York, 2010

Education

  • J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 2009; Senior Staff Member, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review
  • B.A., Tulane University, 2001